Lightening yesterday struck dead three Karongi residents of Bwishyura sector in Karongi district of Western Province, The dead have been identified as Mukeshimana Josephine, 55, her child Mukarugema Viollette, 15, and Byukusenge Jean Paul,4.
The news has been confirmed by the Mayor of Karongi district, Ndayisaba François.
“ It is true that the three residents were killed by lightening as it rained yesterday around 14:00 hours in Bwishyura sector. At the same time, lightening also killed a cow in Kirambo cell of Gitesi sector,” he said.
He appealed to citizens to guide their children against playing and sheltering under trees while it rains to avoid such calamities.